AdventHealth prepares to end its first mass COVID-19 vaccination event

Event is expected to end Friday

ORLANDO, Fla. – Leaders with AdventHealth are giving an update on vaccination efforts as the health system’s first mass vaccination event is scheduled to conclude on Friday.

During a briefing early Thursday, market CEO Brian Adams said AdventHealth is doing everything in its power to make vaccines available to everyone 65 and over.

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“It’s really important to note, if you meet the requirements laid out by the governor’s emergency order, you can have access to the vaccine,” he said.

Appointments were briefly reopened at the Orlando International Airport vaccination site after some patients missed their reservations.

“That did provide us with an extra 300 vaccines that we were able to repost for (Thursday) and Friday as we know we will be out of vaccines at our airport location by Friday,” Adams said.

The health system previously announced their current allocation of vaccine doses will be exhausted by Friday.

At the conclusion of the mass vaccination event, officials said 37,000 doses will have been administered through AdventHealth’s Central Florida division.

AdventHealth has not released details about future plans for vaccinating community members.

Anyone eligible to receive the vaccine can sign up for alerts at www.CoronavirusVaccineAlerts.com.

Officials said an email will be sent to sign up when vaccine appointments are available.


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